Man who was injured in shooting in south Lexington late Friday has died

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A man who was severely injured in a shooting in south Lexington late Friday has died, police said Saturday.

Police found the man when they were called to the 1100 block of Octavian Way, which is near Centre Parkway and Appian Way, at about 11:20 p.m., said Lexington police Sgt. Thomas Johnston. Police said in a news release later Saturday morning that the shooting happened on the 1000 block of Accord Drive.

The Fayette County Coroner’s Office said Steven Dwayne Mayes, 35, of Lexington, was pronounced dead at the University of Kentucky medical center at 11:54 p.m.

Information initially provided about the man’s age was incorrect.

Johnston said a suspect was taken into custody, and charges are pending.

He said CPR was started on the man at the scene, and he was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story gave an incorrect age for the victim of the shooting.